Beijing’s Massive National Hotel will House a 107,000 Square Foot Indoor Rainforest

by , 06/23/11

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The hotel’s enclosing structure will be made from a double-layer skin system in which the outer layer is weather break and the internal weather proof, making a thermal enclosure and a thermal buffer zone. Inspired by nature and driven by Emergent’s experience in complex biological and thermal systems, energy efficient solar thermal pipes were also included within the design of the outer skin. At the highest point of the building, where the three rings join, a top-class restaurant with glorious 360 degrees views of the city will be constructed.

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